Jennifer Aniston recently purchased Oprah Winfrey's Tuscan-style farmhouse for $14.8 million.
The Mediterranean-inspired property was originally part of a larger estate in Montecito, the celebrity-favored neighborhood that is an unrivaled maze of some of the world's best homes. Records from Siteline Santa Barbara show talk show host Oprah sold a large estate in two separate transactions for a total of $17 million – one of which was to Jennifer Aniston.
Oprah bought the estate in early 2021, paying $10.5 million from Fred Shuman, a New York hedge fund manager, and his wife, Stephanie. Over the years, the couple assembled the estate into what it is today – featuring the main house (bought by Jennifer), two small cottages, and verdant gardens across its 2.1-acres.
The home, or homes, were never publicly listed for sale. However, Dirt suggests that Oprah split the estate into two before selling one part to the Friends actress and another to Bob Greene, Oprah's property manager, and personal trainer. The host's longtime friend purchased two small cottages on the land for $2.3 million in mid-August. Later that week, the main home sold for $14.8 million to Jennifer Aniston.
The actress, who is known for her roles in Just Go with It and Marley & Me, will join a host of celebrities who call Montecito their home.
Most famously, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry moved to a $14 million home after they moved to the US. Ellen DeGeneres also repurchased a $45 million ranch she'd previously sold in the area last year. Other famous residents include Rob Lowe, Ariana Grande, and Tyler Perry.
Little is known about the home's decorating ideas; however, Dirt has acquired some decades-old permit documents that offer a glimpse into the property. The Shumans renovated the house in 2008, and the structure is thought to uphold the same layout to this day.
Jennifer Aniston's home features four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a powder room. Reports also suggest there is a small detached guesthouse (or a gym/studio building) that sits slightly separate from the main home. The garden ideas are equally as mysterious, but the actress is sure to enjoy manicured lawns and an entertaining terrace that is surrounded by oak trees.
The old listing also refers to the property's 'panoramic ocean and mountain views,' meaning Jennifer Aniston will likely be able to enjoy Montecito's natural assets in abundance.
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Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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